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Zachariah Allen

Male 1795 - 1882  (86 years)


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  • Name Zachariah Allen  [1, 2
    Born 15 Sep 1795  Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Mar 1882  Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I15922  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2017 

    Father Zachariah Allen,   b. 21 Mar 1739,   d. 4 Apr 1801  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Anne Crawford,   b. 25 Jun 1757,   d. 3 Sep 1808  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1778  [7
    Family ID F10173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Harriet Arnold,   b. 5 Oct 1796, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1873  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1 May 1817  [6, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Mary Arnold Allen,   b. 9 Sep 1819, of Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1903, Islesboro, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F9944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      Zachariah Allen (September 15, 1795 – March 17, 1882) was an American textile manufacturer, scientist, lawyer, writer, inventor and civil leader from Providence, Rhode Island. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and at Brown University where he graduated in 1813.

      Allen became a textile manufacturer and in 1822 constructed a woolen mill in which he incorporated innovative fire-safety features and his own mechanical improvements. He also built the first hot-air furnace system for the heating of homes. In 1833 he patented his best-known device, the automatic cut-off valve for steam engines.

      He founded the Manufacturers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1835, the forerunner of the present day insurance company FM Global.

      Allen was also a prolific writer of scientific texts and wrote numerous books and articles during his lifetime. [...]

      His older brother Philip Allen served Rhode Island as governor [1851-1853) and later as a United States senator (1853-1859).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1533] An Historical and Genealogical Account of Andrew Robeson: Of Scotland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and of His Descendants from 1653 to 1916, by Susan Stroud Robeson and Caroline Franciscus Stroud. Philadelphia: J. P. Lippincott, 1916.

    2. [S1536] The Livezey Family: A Genealogical and Historical Record, by Charles Harper Smith. Philadelphia: The Livezey Association, 1934.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.

    4. [S1532] The Rotches by John M. Bullard. New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1947., place only.

    5. [S1662] North by South: The Two Lives of Richard James Arnold, by Charles Hoffman and Tess Hoffman. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1988., year only.

    6. [S1615] The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, by George Sears Greene. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903.

    7. [S1712] Obituary memoir of Philip Allen (d. 1951), The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 106:149, April 1952.

    8. [S160] Wikipedia., year only.

    9. [S1662] North by South: The Two Lives of Richard James Arnold, by Charles Hoffman and Tess Hoffman. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1988., month and year only.